Tony nominee Frances Conroy has signed on for the cryptic third season of FX's anthology series American Horror Story, joining previously announced stars Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange and Evan Peters.
Series creator Ryan Murphy took to Twitter on February 7 to share the news of Conroy's return with fans of AHS. "Thrilled to announce the legendary Frances Conroy is on board for next season's American Horror Story," he tweeted. Murphy previously revealed that next season will be set in the present day, with a storyline spread over several cities. The third season will focus on "female power," and the mysterious central figure (comparable to past characters Rubber Man and Bloody Face) will also be a woman.
Conroy received an Emmy nomination for her role as Moira O'Hara in the first season of American Horror Story. She starred as Ruth Fisher in Showtime series Six Feet Under. Conroy has appeared on Broadway in The Lady from Dubuque, Our Town, The Secret Rapture, Some Americans Abroad, Two Shakespearean Actors, In the Summer House, Broken Glass, The Rehearsal, The Little Foxes, Ring Round the Moon and The Ride Down Mt. Morgan.